Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 2

Something You feel Stongly About-

Let's talk about ADOPTION

"Adoption, is is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with affiliation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction."

Okay! that is the definition of adoption, But why do I feel strongly about this? I am not an adoptee (but I would sure love to adopt a kid in the future), I haven't met anyone who has been adopted before. (just one kid when i was in middle school). I thing adopting is necessary in the world today. There are so many kids in this world without parents, kids who need our love and understanding, kids who need for someone to take care of them. 

According to the AFCARS report in 2012 there are 400,540 children without permanent parents just in the US. It has been estimated that around 153 million orphans around the world. There are Billions of billions of people on Earth, and I bet more than one couple will love to adopt. Then why hasnt this change? Like Gandhi said: "You must be the change you see in the world" 

Even though adoption is something you can do all over the world but, "Attitudes and laws regarding adoption vary greatly. Whereas all cultures make arrangements whereby children whose birth parents are unavailable to rear them can be brought up by others, not all cultures have the concept of adoption, that is treating unrelated children as equivalent to biological children of the adoptive parents. Under Islamic Law, for example, adopted children must keep their original surname to be identified with blood relations, and, traditionally, observe hijab in their adoptive households. In Egypt, these cultural distinctions have led to making adoption illegal."

Celebrities who have adopted:
  1. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
  2. Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelly
  3. Charlize Theron
  4.  Nicole Kidman & Tom Cruise
  5. Michelle Pfeiffer
  6.  Sandra Bullock
Celebrities who are adopted: 
  1.  John Lennon
  2. Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Nelson Mandela
  4. Babe Ruth
  5.  Melissa Gilbert
  6. Steve Jobs
 Would You Adopt In the Future?

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